Project

Generation of delayed silk senescence in maize as a trait to enhance hybrid seed production

Acronym
Maize silk senescence
Duration
01 January 2015 → 28 February 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
Keywords
Maize
 
Project description

The main objective of the proposed study is to generate a delayed senescence trait useful for developing modified maize inbred lines with extended functional silk life span. The construct generating this trait will be a valuable asset to license to plant breeding companies